Rob Somer will be putting himself out there for the ladies when he attends a Singles Mingles dinner at the Warrego Winery.
Rob Somer will be putting himself out there for the ladies when he attends a Singles Mingles dinner at the Warrego Winery. Rob Williams

Where singles mingle

IF YOU'RE desperate and dateless in Ipswich there's only one thing to do - hit the bottle.

Or at least enjoy a few glasses of delicious plonk and great food at Warrego Winery tonight and tomorrow night.

Dating coach Helen Avaient began hosting Singles Mingles dinners for lonely hearts earlier this year and has been so overwhelmed by the demand she will now hold them once a month.

She even had to create a website to handle demand.

Ms Avaient said the interest from Ipswich singles and from venues wanting to host the nights had been unprecedented.

“I didn't intend for this to overwhelm me but word is spreading fast - these events are going to become huge,” Ms Avaient said.

“People have been coming to me and saying, 'we don't get out enough and if we do, we don't know where to go'.

“They are sick of internet dating and just want the chance to meet the old fashioned way.

“We have people coming from Esk, Kilcoy, Greenmount - they are coming from far and wide.”

Rob Somer from Rosewood will attend tomorrow's event, his heart set on finding true love.

“There aren't many opportunities like this to meet people in Ipswich so this definitely caught my eye,” Mr Somer said.

“I am looking to find the right lady who I can share my life with.

“I was born and raised in Ipswich and live in the country so I've got decent values and a relaxed outlook on life.

“Tomorrow night should be a lot of fun but I'm a little bit nervous.

“I'll just take it easy and see how the night goes.”

Mr Somer's wishes may sound simple enough for some, but in reality the dating game can be treacherous and unpredictable.

Visit www.singlesminglesqld.com.au for other upcoming events.



REWARD: Have you seen $25,000 worth of stolen items?

Premium Content REWARD: Have you seen $25,000 worth of stolen items?

Owners of a Ipswich business have been left devastated after an estimated $25,000...

Young footballer inspires with big hits in A-Grade debut

Premium Content Young footballer inspires with big hits in A-Grade debut

IT’S the season for young footballers, and this former U18 Hawk has proved he’s got...

How robot assistant is providing smoother knee replacements

Premium Content How robot assistant is providing smoother knee replacements

Here’s how it is benefiting surgeons and patients.